Posted on May 9, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 26 Comments
Things to do:
- Go to Jay & Mary’s and sign The Human Division pre-orders
- Get a haircut
- Pick up various toiletries
- Run various errands
- Go out for birthday dinner (one day early, because I travel tomorrow, don’t wish me happy birthday yet)
- Spend quality time with the pets who don’t actually care that they won’t see me for three weeks
- Oh, other stuff, I’m sure.
So, off to the first one right now.
Have a good trip, may all your flights be on time and uneventful. You should suggest to your publishers that they send you to FL sometime. There’s some Scalzi readers down here. But do that for a winter publicity tour maybe.
Dumb question. Did you ever pick the winner for the ARC? Or is this something to add to the list?
I know I just shot myself in the foot, but I’m sure someone out there is waiting patiently for their copy of the book. :)
Why would your pets not care if they don’t see you? I slept in guest room last night (cold/sneezing/snoring) and didn’t realize one of our dogs was trying to get in. Apparently he sulked the rest of the evening and then slept on my pillow on our bed.
Happy Birthday! ;) See you in portland.
You could combine items one and two of your list, send out a few orders with “The Personal Touch” – A signature, a handwritten dedication, and some of John Scalzi’s DNA; perfect for locket-making, and an ideal gift for that Scalzi-Stalking-(Cloning) loved one in your life.
I’m leaving the dog for 3 weeks and we’re so bonded that I fear she’ll suffer greatly. You’re implying this is egotistical. I’ll think about that.
Uh, spend quality time with wife and daughter, who probably do care that you won’t see them for three weeks.
Have fun storming the castle!
Happy Erev Birthday!
I’m sure the dog cares. ;-)
“If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium”
Taco Bell for pre-Birthday dinner? Man, I set my sights higher than that.
travel safely. I hope to see/hear you in Redondo Beach.
If the birthday dinner and the Taco Bell comments from Twitter are related, you might want to shoot for a early birthday lunch. They have a deal on drinks and something vaguely food-like at the moment between 2-5 (I think. I don’t really pay that much attention to commercials.)
Anyway, here’s hoping your birthday is much less eventful than mine.
I always figure that if you’re gone for more than about twenty minutes, the dog assumes you’re dead and never coming back. That’s why they’re so absurdly glad to see you when you come home. “You’re alive! Thank God you’re alive! I had given up hope!”
In my experience dogs generally care, and cats sometimes care, but they may not care before he leaves if they don’t realize that he will be gone. We have a dog that starts sulking as soon as she sees luggage.
Happy Birthday Eve!
You’re going to Belgium? Cool! Just watch out for Fooken Bruges. I think that’s how it’s pronounced.
Happy Birthday John!
That’s right. I do what I want.
Your pets don’t care if you’re absent? You must not have a good bond. When I leave my cat for work he practically mauls me and holds me down to get and receive affection when I get home. When I leave for a weekend he won’t leave me alone for once millisecond when I return.
And Fin Coe,
Who’d want a Scalzi clone? They’re completely useless in fighting Jedi unlike Jango clones. You simply cannot make an army out of Scalzi clones.
Pets don’t always show it but I believe they miss you when you’re gone. Mine are pretty demonstrative.
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a Fett Army, to treat everything as if it were a Jedi.”
In my experience dogs generally care, and cats sometimes care,
Of course cats care. Ours feels miffed if it can’t express its indifference by sitting around within five feet of my partner and completely ignoring her.
At least the haircut wont take long :)
YOU ARE FANTASTIC YOU ARE ALMOST BETTER THAN KITTENS
[Note: Meow – JS]